Are you headed out on any summer road trips this year? They’re such fun but you do need to be prepared for them. One really important thing that I find so many people seem to neglect is a car emergency kit. It’s actually not only a necessity for long road trips but all year long! You never know when something might happen. (I know from experience.) Did you know that estimates from AAA state that 1 in 3 drivers will experience a roadside breakdown or other issue on the road each year? That’s just too high a chance to take!
You can purchase a ready-made car emergency kit or put one together yourself. Here’s what to put (or look for) in a car emergency kit:
Your CAA/AAA membership information.
I carry my card in my wallet but like to have a backup in my emergency kit or glove compartment.
A cell phone charging cord.
You probably carry your phone with you all the time but it won’t do you any good if it’s dead. Carry a cord that you can plug into your car and recharge it.
Automobile fire extinguisher.
It should include a rating for Class B and Class C fires as these are the most likely ones you would encounter with your car.